Anne Shirley is heading to Netflix in May.
Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming original series, Anne. The show is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables.
"Anne Shirley is one of Canada's greatest gifts to the world, known and loved internationally, so we're thrilled to be working with the CBC and Northwood to bring this charismatic character to both new and old fans around the world," said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix vice president of content.
Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.
Check out the trailer below!
Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh & Bone) will serve as writer and showrunner for the eight episode, one-hour series. In addition, Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland USA, Zookeeper's Wife) is on board to direct the two-hour premiere episode, and Miranda de Pencier (Beginners, Thanks For Sharing) will produce under her Northwood Entertainment banner. Anne will start streaming globally through Netflix on May 12. Likewise, the show will also be broadcast in Canada on CBC.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include Girlboss on April 21, Bill Nye Saves the World on April 21, Dear White People on April 28, Casting JonBenet on April 28, Master of None season two on May 12, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season three on May 19, War Machine on May 26, House of Cards season five on May 30, Orange is the New Black season five on June 9, GLOW on June 23, Naked on August 11, The Defenders on August 18, Death Note on August 25, and Stranger Things season two on October 31.
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Source: Netflix (YouTube)